The “Telephones and Teeth” Edition :: Issue #017


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #017 :: The “Telephones and Teeth” Edition :: 01:21:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #017 :: The “Telephones and Teeth” Edition :: 01:21:2015

Telephones and teeth

Short note today.

I think of these Neko Case’s “Ragtime” lyrics often: “I am one and the same; I am useful and strange…” It’s just really me, as I feel quite useful and strange.

Rusty Blazenhoff

Bling Teeth vending machine
This space
intentionally left

As seen on the Internets

Vintage dental supplies
:: Bumblebee Vape Pens: disposable medical marijuana vape pens
:: Thx, Evil Pippi! 

:: “Walk of Shame” scented perfume by Smell Bent

:: Radical crochet artist Olek covers Ron English’s dino in yarn

:: The Cruelest Opt-out Forms, a project by Lydia Laurenson

:: Glitch Scarves thx, seanbonner!

:: Terminally Illin’: comics about a 23 year old girl’s battle with a rare bone cancer

:: The Mindful Geek: Secular Mindfulness for Smart Skeptics

:: “Ache,” a song by Kidaudra

:: Invisible Boyfriend, Invisible Girlfriend

:: StoryTour, offline storytelling adventures in NYC

:: The Black Letter Gamea subscription-based puzzle game with physical objects sent to you
:: Thx, Albert!

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Teeth telephone

Man teeth face mask

Teeth puller toy

Artist-in-residence: January 2015

Mirabelle Jones: Artist

Cake or death? Let them eat (coffin) cake! by Mirabelle Jones


“When the cake was cut, it released a foul stench of reminiscent of its putrid ingredients. Bleach. Battery Acid. Chocolate. Our scientists boldly performed science on it anyway…” —Mirabelle Jones

Also, support Mirabelle’s new project called “Survivor Manual,” “a zine intended for survivors of sexual assault and their allies that shares important resources related to sexual assault and rape with a focus on California-relevant, current information.”

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Embroidered Patch Gold Tooth - Horror Cavity Patch Applique Brooch

Cinderblock silver necklace

970s Avant Garde Mod Red Vinyl Telephone Handbag

Grill for Kaspr Goodman

Art Deco White Gold Baby Teeth Ring
Denture bracelets are handmade from dental acrylic and hand-polished to high shine…” —ConcaveOblivion, $135
George Washington's dentures
Not woodGeorge Washington’s dentures (ca. 1790-1799) Lead (base); human teeth, cow teeth, and elephant ivory (teeth); brass wires, steel springs. via

Events of note

Lobster Telephone by Salvador Dali, 1936
Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali, 1936

[1/23] This is it. I legally become “Rusty Blazenhoff” this week.

[1/29] Choose Your Own Adventure: An Insightful and Delightful Vision Board Workshop with Heidi Bennett [Tickets]

[2/10] Lloyd Cole at Cactus Cafe

[3/15] The first SXSW panel I’ve ever been on happens on this day. It’s called “The Greatest Geek Moment in History” and I’m honored to share the stage with Chris Taylor of Mashable and Daniel Terdiman of VentureBeat. 5 PM

[Until 4/12] Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Los Angeles

[1/23] Bawdy Storytelling: OKPervert at Busby’s East [Tickets]

[1/30-2/1] LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

[2/14] Bawdy Storytelling’s 2 Year Anniversary event in LA [Details to come]

[2/28] The Murray Affair: A Bill Murray Art Show at the Syrup Loft [Tickets]

[3/21] Escape from the Walled City by Real Escape Game [Tickets]

Menlo Park
[1/28] Armistead Maupin, celebrate the end of Tales of the City series [Tickets]

New York City

[starting 1/22] New weekly parkour open gym at The Movement Creative

[1/22-2/14] NYC NeoFuturists present The Human Symphony, an audience-performed play

[1/23] Exquisite Contraption: Quit While You’re Ahead Party, the final party for a building-sized Rube Goldberg machine

[1/24] StoryTour: The Secret Architecture of Loss, a narrative fiction walking tour series

[1/24] Dr. Sketchy’s NYC presents Sirens of Shanghai 
Thx for all the NYC events, Albert!


[1/25] Oakland Museum’s White Elephant PREVIEW Sale [SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS][1/26] Tiki Mixology 101 with Suzanne Long at Longitude, 8 PM [Reserve a seat]


[2/3] Rum 101 Tasting and Education with Suzanne Long at Longitude, 6 PM [Reserve a seat]

[2/5-2/18] The 17th San Francisco Independent Film Festival takes place at the Brava and Roxie Theaters in SF and the Humanities Hall in Oakland.

[2/28] The New Pornographers at the Fox Theater

[3/7-3/8] Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale [Free]

Palo Alto
[1/27] IFTF Second Curve Internet Speaker Series with Peter Eckersley: “What should Version 2 of the Internet look like? And how should we get there?”

[1/28] Maria Bamford will tell stories at Stanford as part of their storytelling project [Free]

Palm Springs
[2/14] Charles Phoenix: Carousels of Kodachrome

[10/10] Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton


[1/30] Shake-N-Bake:  a foodie burlesque show at Crush Bar

San Francisco
[Until 2/14] Shit & Champagne, An exploitation comedy with dance [Tickets]

[Until 1/25] Noir City: The 13th annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival

[1/21] The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things, “a slow dance club that welcomes dancers of all skill levels and non-dancers to share a night of vignette moment with strangers and friends” 8 PM, Verdi Club {Tickets]

[1/22] City Of Women, Erik Blood, and Steely Nash work you at The Hemlock

[1/22-2/8] SF Sketchfest: The SF Comedy Festival. This year’s lineup is fantastic. [Tickets]

[1/24] The Calling All Choir Season Finale [Tickets]

[1/25] “Everything Is Subject to Change,” a show by Heather Gold at Stage Werx Theatre [Tickets]

[1/27] Patton Oswalt: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, a literary evening

[1/30] Roem Baur at Brick and Mortar Music Hall [Tickets]

[1/30-2/1] Pancakes & Booze Art Show with an all-u-can-eat pancake bar

[1/31] Fallen Cosmos

[1/31] The Groundlings Childrens’ Show, part of SF SketchFest 

[1/31] Bawdy Storytelling as part of SF SketchFest, at Verdi Club [Tickets]

[2/1] Escape from the Walled City by Real Escape Game [TicketsThx, Albert!

[2/5-2/18] The 17th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, the Brava and Roxie Theaters in SF and the Humanities Hall in Oakland

[2/7] ArtPoint’s Annual Gala: Art is for Everybody at deYoung Museum

[2/8] Cultivated Wit’s Comedy Hack Day Finals, 7 PM at Marines Memorial Theatre

[2/10] Because We Can (design-build studio, architect/designers of The Interval) salon talk on the future of building at The Interval [Info]

[2/13] Bawdy Storytelling’s 8 Year Anniversary Show (7:30 PM) (late show details to come)

[2/19] Suzanne Vega in concert at JCCSF [Tickets]

[2/24] Jason Scott (Archive Team, Internet Archive) salon talk: “The Web In an Eye Blink” at The Interval [Info]

[3/4] Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein at JCCSF

Sun Valley, Idaho
[3/22-3/25] DENT conference, “explores the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success” I highly recommend this one! It’s the top pick for conferences in 2015 by Entrepreneur. –Rusty

Vancouver, BC
[1/29-2/14] Pinata, an art show featuring Meaghan Kennedy and Ali Bruce at Hot Wet Art City
[1/30] Artist reception for Pinata, 7 PM, details to come

Heads up!
~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015 ~~


~~ Burning Man pre-sale tickets are available. ~~

~~ Lightning in a Bottle tickets are available now ~~

~~ Save the date: This year’s Tiki Oasis happens August 13-16, 2015 in San Diego ~~

The Wrecking Crew

What I need from YOU!

A hand-sculpted re-creation of David Bowie’s natural teeth by Jessine Heinvia

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